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  • Address: Sayaxché, Guatemala

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Sayaxché Tours

Sayaxché is a small frontier town southwest of Flores on the Río de la Pasión that acts as a central hub for the many Mayan ruins of the area—the most notable of which are Ceibal and Aguateca. Though for most a visit to this river town is a means of getting to the archeological sites, Sayaxché holds its own as a riverfront community full of motorboats and barges transporting people and vehicles over the water.

From here the La Pasión and Petexbatún rivers lead to the El Petén forests, which are full of sites at different stages of excavation. Venturing south from the town leads to Lago de Petexbatún, with lakeside Mayan ruins for exploring. It is also the starting point for trekking to the massive ruins of Dos Pilas.

The swamps and forests of this area have been important trade routes since Mayan times. Monkeys, birds, crocodiles, turtles and iguanas can be seen and heard throughout the jungles and shores. 

Practical Info

Sayaxché is located 61 kilometers south of Flores and be reached via bus to Cobán. There is a ferry in town that takes passengers from one side of the river to the other. 

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Day Trip to The Aguateca Archaeological Site, Flores, null

Day Trip to The Aguateca Archaeological Site

Aguateca is a Maya site located in northern Guatemala's Petexbatun Basin, in the department of Petén. The first settlements at Aguateca date to the Late ...  Read more

Location: Flores, Guatemala
Duration: Flexible

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